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6/23/11 3:05 P

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I like Biggest Loser Challenge, too. I get frustrated when certain moves don't seem to be sensed by the remote, especially jump rope, and just like you Halston4D4, I do yell back for the same thing, a 5 proficiency and then told, "that wasn't such a good score on the full body exercise, I think you'll agree..." But, I love the scheduled days and the commitment to a short term program.

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6/22/11 4:52 P

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I'm a big fan of Biggest Looser Challenge on the Wii. I agree that Bob and Jillian can be annoying, but it provides a good deal of variation in the workouts (circuit training, cardo boxing, yoga) and the ability to track my other activities and food intake. I do find that I will yell back at Bob when he tells me not so good after i score a 5 (highest proficiency) on a section. I now do the workouts with the volume off and my favorite playlist on the stereo.

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6/22/11 7:19 A

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Thanks Amy, I'm going to definitely check this out. emoticon

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6/21/11 6:53 P

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There is a variety of music on Walk It Out. When you open songs you can choose which ones you want on your playlist. Any you don't like or are too slow you can remove. You can play it with the remote & numchuck, the Wii balance board, or the DDR mat.

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6/21/11 11:35 A

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It sounds as if a lot of you really like Walk It Out. What is the music like? Do you do it on the board or just with the wii remote? Thanks!

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6/20/11 3:26 P

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Hate Biggest Loser - Snotty attitudes are always a turn off. Asking if I'm giving up in the warm-up! I Walk 60 minute a day @ 3-4 mph - No! I'm not giving up already!!!
I love Walk It Out and Gold's Gym Dance. I'm not a great dancer but you can go through the tutorials any time you need a refresher, which is especially helpful when you don't play a game every day. I couldn't follow what they wanted me to do in Biggest Loser and hated how you switched from the board to off and back on, blah, blah, blah!
Well, at least it was free with my board purchase from Target!

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6/16/11 12:09 P

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I love my biggest loser challenge workout even though they may call me a poodle I ignore her and I yell back at Bob LOL. For the most part he tell you how you are doing to show you how to push yourself and for me that works but not for everyone. I also have the ea active and Jillian ultimate workout along with wii fit and wii resort. I try to change up when I get bore with one or do more than one a day. You can also use you biggest loser game without the remote.

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6/5/11 5:33 P

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I love playing with my wii also, Have not tried bl yoga, don't think I will.

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5/31/11 11:09 A

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I have a ton of Wii workout games, but I wasn't a fan of Biggest Loser. I love yoga, but when I tried the BL yoga, it was awkward and uncomfortable with the remote. I also didn't find the interface to be very user-friendly. The "yelling" didn't really bother me because it's just a computer programmed to say these things, and not an actual person yelling at me.
If you're just starting out, maybe start with the basics like Wii Tennis and other Wii Sports or Wii Sports Resorts games. When I was getting used to working out again, that's what I did. I eventually worked my way up to games like EA Active, Just Dance and Gold's Gym Dance Workout. EA Active does focus heavily on the strength training, but there are other workouts on the disc like sports (tennis, baseball, volleyball) on EA Active 1 and step aerobics on EA Active More Workouts that you may be able to do.

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5/31/11 9:50 A

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I'm by no means in good shape but the Biggest Loser Game that I have has yet to yell at me and tell me to do better. I've got the game with the yellow case, don't know the exact name off the top of my head. I do want to try the Gold's gym games and Zumba.

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3/17/11 9:08 P

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I wouldn't recommend the wii biggest loser. Mainly because I hate being called a Poodle from Jillian. I'd like to choke her.

You can't be there for your family if you don't take care of yourself first!!


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3/16/11 9:50 P

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The workouts that I actually found effective for the wii fit plus were the super hoola hoop advanced and the 30 minute free step. For the free step I added the 3" lift from walmart and it was like climbing stairs for a half hour. The beat sound comes out of the wiimote so that if you want to watch a tv show you can and still keep up. I did that while watching buffy and my legs burned for a few days.

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2/23/11 12:11 P

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i really like the new active2 you can make your own work outs and when it does correct you they say it nicely not yelling at you.

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2/23/11 11:20 A

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Well, the yelling and screaming of Bob about how I can do better despite me trying the best I can do reminds me too much of how my alcoholic step mom used to treat me growing up (she never yelled...but she'd always tell me I could do better, I'm not trying hard enough though I was...) and getting yelled at the way Bob does during a workout makes me want to quit trying to loose weight completely cuz I don't like getting screamed at and told to try harder when I'm already giving 200%.

I am glad I have found a few workouts that I like.

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2/23/11 9:05 A

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I have been using both The Biggest Loser and Golds Gym Cardio Workout Boxing. I see a lot of mixed reports on the Biggest Loser, and if the show/tapes/game personalities are something that offend, then maybe they aren't right for you. I can say that I have had great success myself with them. Like any new workout when you are working towards getting into shape it is not easy. When it no longer is a challenge to complete the workout it is time to make it harder. I think the "yelling" is meant to encourage you to keep at it and so on, but it may not have that effect on everyone. I really enjoy the Golds Gym Boxing game, but is is more challenging for the upper body than the lower body. I have heard from other people that the kick boxing game is great, although I haven't been able to find it myself.

I have used the traditional Wii Fit and I really don't think that was effective at all.

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2/22/11 8:41 P

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You asked about My Fitness Coach. It's one of the one's I regularly do. You can set the amount of time you want to work out and it's relatively remoteless, until she asks how you felt about the last session. It's not too difficult, but can sometimes be repetitive. She does fuss at you a little bit if you've missed your scheduled workout day, but she doesn't fuss during the workout. It's more like a workout DVD that lets you know how long each exercise will be and at what intensity. She periodically asks you how you felt about the last session, if you tell her it was too hard, she'll slow it down next time. Too easy and she'll make it a little harder. You can also choose what you want to focus on during each session. Cardio, flexibility, upper body, lower body, core. It's one of the ones I use that doesn't collect much dust because there isn't a lot of remote work. It's steady (I don't like too many starts and stops fiddling with the remote).

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2/22/11 2:20 P

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the biggest loser is frustrating for me. I get depressed after doing a biggest loser workout because I know I was pushing myself beyond my limit each time and I was getting yelled that I can do/could do better.

SO, I stopped doing the dvds and gave them to someone who is enjoying them.

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2/22/11 2:12 P

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I have to agree that Bob and Jillian get annoying on the Wii. There is nothing worse than pushing yourself and having the game tell you that you aren't... But the workout itself, that's some hard work. I kind of like the sense of accomplishment I get when I finally get through something and the game recommends I upgrade my settings.
For an easier, more controlled workout, I have to agree with the recommendation of Walk It Out. I just recenlty bought it, so I haven't used it much, but I really do enjoy it. It's almost a combination work out (walking) and video game, because you get to unlock scenery and music and new paths as you go along.

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2/22/11 2:03 P

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I also don't like them fussing at me in the game
I love the Golds Gym cardio it's boxing
and Walk it Out
No fussing real fussing on Walk it Out and I decide how long I walk
Yesterday I did one that lasted 60 min
today I only did 45 min
Also if I don't like a song... I just delete it from the list

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2/22/11 1:24 P
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I love my EA Sports Active. I like being able to customize my workouts, and doing a lot of step aerobics. I also love my Walk It Out.

I have the Golds Dance and Workout, but haven't gotten into the dancing part yet. I'm a lousy dancer and was kind of frustrating the first time I used it.

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2/22/11 1:06 P

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If you can't keep up with Zumba, don't get Gold's Gym Dance Workout. I'm probably in the minority, but I am not a big fan. It's way way way too fast paced with zero instruction. (Zumba, at least, has the nice instructional section that you can do at your own pace.) I also don't think it accurately counts your calories if it assumes you're doing the moves wrong - which I am always doing the moves wrong since I can't keep up with it and the remotes don't register me.

EA Sports Active is fabulous, but like others have said, it does require lots of squats and lunges. The upper body exercises are good though. I never had a problem with the remote positioning for the most part, but the leg strap can be a pain and might not be an option for you; if you can't squat far enough, it won't register you and your TV might end up like Tracie's almost did, haha :)

Walk It Out is definitely a good choice; you can choose the beat of the music you walk to, or you can remove songs from your playlist that are too fast.

Gold's Gym Cardio Workout is good as well; it's primarily boxing and while they want you to rock back and forth, you don't get docked if you don't. So it's good for upper body.

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2/22/11 12:53 P

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I would say if you were annoyed by Bob in the DVDs I would skip the Wii games. I am not a fan of the Biggest Loser Wii games at all. I actually got rid of the one I had. I would look into the Gold's Gym Cardio or Dance workouts instead. They are great workouts and the trainers are not that annoying. I would agree with Tracie about waiting on EA active. The remote positions have to be perfect for the rep to even count. It is also a lot of impact.

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2/22/11 12:34 P

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I have only played them a couple of times. I don't like Bob or Jillian on the game.

EA sports is probably way to advanced from how you described yourself. Lots of lunges, lots of squats and running. Not to mention that unless you hold the remote exactly right, 10 reps can become 20 or more. We almost lost our flat screen tv to that game. I wanted to throw the remote at it. Luckily the game is safely at my sisters now.

I HIGHLY recommend walk it out. Cardio that you set the pace (after you buy enough music) for yourself. And you get to buy yourself stuff. There are plenty of threads discussing the game and there is even a spark team for it so I won't go into to much detail here.

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2/22/11 12:19 P

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Your post made me LOL! I hate when the trainers yell at you. I have no input about the Biggest Loser games, but the EA Active ones are good. They don't yell at you either. My favorites are Just Dance 2 & Gold's Gym Cardio Dance. They're more fun than just a regular "fitness" game. You work up a sweat and burn tons of calories, but you don't realize you're working out as hard as you are. I hope that makes sense!

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2/22/11 11:37 A

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Okay, I'm in love with working out on the wii. More than I ever liked with my fitness tapes.

What is everyone's thoughts on the biggest loser workouts for the wii??

I was turned off by the DVD version of the biggest loser workouts because I could barley keep up with the warm up, no matter how many times I tried. Not to mention the actual workout.

The biggest reason I was turned off the Biggest Loser DVD's was Bob screaming at the camera I can do it, I can do it better come on I can keep up. I wanted to wring his little neck and choke him to bits. Why?

Because he reminded me of my Dr. Much like my Dr, I could not make Bob understand that for a 30 year 400+ pound chick who barely survived PE 15+ years ago whose current idea of exercise was walking from the sofa to the fridge was breaking out in a bucket of sweat and huffing and puffing worse than an asthmatic 10 minutes into the workout was doing the best she could.

So I'm wondering, are the biggest loser wii workouts just like the DVD's? Are they more user friendly? Are some of the title better than others or should I wait to get the biggest loser workouts until I can keep up better with my fitness coach and zumba?

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